Moulin Rouge (professional) reviews

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Moulin Rouge (professional) reviews#1
Posted: 7/25/19 at 8:24am

Ive never started one of these, so hopefully not stepping on anyones toes! Actually, I was under the (incorrect) impression this didnt open until next week, so was suprised to see their logo this a.m.

Very curious to see how this one fares in print.

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Updated On: 7/25/19 at 08:24 AM
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Posted: 7/25/19 at 8:26am

Very excited to read the reviews tonight! I was at the first preview and really enjoyed it. I am going again this Saturday.

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Moulin Rouge (pro) reviews#3
Posted: 7/25/19 at 9:09am
Can't wait! I'm not expecting anything different from Boston, though
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Posted: 7/25/19 at 9:12am

If I recall Boston pretty much got raves, id expect the same here! Lets see how the reviews are, but id be surprised if they aren't positive. Im expecting a lot of $ to be made at the Hirschfeld. Congrats to everyone! 

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Moulin Rouge (pro) reviews#5
Posted: 7/25/19 at 9:28am
Ok, I gotta ask.... does the PRO refer to positive reviews?
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Moulin Rouge (pro) reviews#6
Posted: 7/25/19 at 9:29am

Think it just is short for "Professional" reviews as in the Times, Hollywood Reporter, Variety, etc. 

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Moulin Rouge (pro) reviews#7
Posted: 7/25/19 at 9:31am
Thank you, Mike!
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Moulin Rouge (pro) reviews#8
Posted: 7/25/19 at 9:38am
Yes, sorry, I meant professional. Ill fix the title.
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Moulin Rouge (pro) reviews#9
Posted: 7/25/19 at 9:58am

Looking forward to reading these. I doubt Brantley will totally reverse his out-of-town rave, considering the show has not substantially changed aside from cutting a number. 

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Posted: 7/25/19 at 12:15pm

Kad said: "Looking forward to reading these. I doubt Brantley will totally reverse his out-of-town rave, considering the show has not substantially changed aside from cutting a number."

I agree totally.  There was very little change from Boston, but I did miss the line about "Anatole and Pierre," which I thought was a cool tribute to "The Great Comet."

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Posted: 7/25/19 at 12:52pm

Will it be Brantley or might it be Jesse Green since Brantley already reviewed it out of town?

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Posted: 7/25/19 at 1:09pm

Typically, the same reviewer will re-review. 

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Moulin Rouge (pro) reviews#13
Posted: 7/25/19 at 5:57pm

Kad said: "Typically, the same reviewer will re-review."

Yeah, because God forbid the TIMES admits its reviewers are human and their opinions are at least somewhat subjective.

I've long thought that since the NYT is the only paper that actually affects b.o., they should send three critics to every Broadway show and print their reviews side-by-side. But of course that would interfere with their pose as the Voice of God.

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Moulin Rouge (pro) reviews#14
Posted: 7/25/19 at 6:13pm

GavestonPS said: "Kad said: "Typically, the same reviewer will re-review."

Yeah, because God forbid the TIMES admits its reviewers are human and their opinions are at least somewhat subjective.

I've long thought that since the NYT is the only paper that actually affects b.o., they should send three critics to every Broadway show and print their reviews side-by-side. But of course that would interfere with their pose as the Voice of God.
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The days of Frank Rich is when the NY Times was at its most influential. The Times review is still important but not to the extent it once was.

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Posted: 7/25/19 at 6:21pm

GavestonPS said: "Kad said: "Typically, the same reviewer will re-review."

Yeah, because God forbid the TIMES admits its reviewers are human and their opinions are at least somewhat subjective.

I've long thought that since the NYT is the only paper that actually affects b.o., they should send three critics to every Broadway show and print their reviews side-by-side. But of course that would interfere with their pose as the Voice of God.
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That makes sense. Also, it's 2019 and NYT should at least have a FEMALE as one of its top theater critics. After all, I think more than 50% of the theater audience are female.

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Posted: 7/25/19 at 7:05pm


I as a man agree with having more females. PS The DIS needs more females period
That makes sense. Also, it's 2019 and NYT should at least have a FEMALE as one of its top theater critics. After all, I think more than 50% of the theater audience are female."

 

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Moulin Rouge (pro) reviews#18
Posted: 7/25/19 at 8:39pm
Wall Street journal
https://www.wsj.com/articles/moulin-rouge-the-musical-review-pop-opera-excess-11564101001
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Posted: 7/25/19 at 8:41pm

songanddanceman2 said: "Wall Street journal
https://www.wsj.com/articles/moulin-rouge-the-musical-review-pop-opera-excess-11564101001
"

Oof...Teachout literally calls it “horrible”.

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Posted: 7/25/19 at 8:42pm

Miles2Go2 said: "songanddanceman2 said: "Wall Street journal
https://www.wsj.com/articles/moulin-rouge-the-musical-review-pop-opera-excess-11564101001
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Oof...Teachout literally calls it “horrible”.
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yes really negative

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Moulin Rouge (pro) reviews#22
Posted: 7/25/19 at 9:27pm
Variety and Hollywood Reporter are mostly positive, but Yikes AMNY ( a publication New Yorkers actually read) is a Pan.
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Moulin Rouge (pro) reviews#23
Posted: 7/25/19 at 9:28pm

Pizza3 said: "Miles2Go2 said: "songanddanceman2 said: "Wall Street journal
https://www.wsj.com/articles/moulin-rouge-the-musical-review-pop-opera-excess-11564101001
"

Oof...Teachout literally calls it “horrible”.
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yes really negative
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I couldn't read the whole review - but in the part I could read, Teachout says he hated the movie.  So....

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Moulin Rouge (pro) reviews#24
Posted: 7/25/19 at 9:35pm
These reviews are as polarized as the responses have been on here.
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Moulin Rouge (pro) reviews#25
Posted: 7/25/19 at 9:37pm

Miles, it's definitely looking like a love it or hate it thing.